All The Horses
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All The Horses
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Its estimated that a quarter of the UK adult population will bet on the Crabbie’s sponsored Grand National in 2015. Most people will have a small each-way bet on a horse they fancy for no other reason then they like the name. Of course there’s nothing wrong with picking a horse for that reason, as pre-race favourites have a dire record in the race.
The Grand National is famed for its unpredictable nature and rightly so, in the past century five 100/1 shots have triumphed over the famous fences. However, the Grand National is far less of a lottery than many people believe. Trends and statistics have emerged over the last 20 years which can help you identify those runners who have the potential to run a big race. Whether you decide to follow the trends and stats or choose your horse based on its name, silk colour or jockey riding we can tell you everything you need to know about this year’s hopefuls.
A TV audience in excess of 10 million will tune in to watch the drama of the 2015 Grand National unfold on the 11th of April at 4:15pm. Along with those watching at home a 70,000 strong crowd will be at Aintree racecourse to cheer on the horses from the first fence to the final furlong.
Which horses will you be cheering?
Odds, form and ratings for all the horses in this year’s race.
Three wins and five places from ten chase starts, Rocky Creek put in a sterling performance in the 2014 National to finish 5th, despite carrying 11-05, and shows no signs of slowing down this season.
JOCKEY: UNKNOWN | FORM:225-2P | WEIGHT: 0.0 | AGE: 8 | TRAINER: PAUL NICHOLLS
Winner of the Scottish Grand National back in 2013, Godsmejudge pulled out for the 2014 race at the five day stage but looks a strong contender for the 2015 renewal.
JOCKEY: UNKNOWN | FORM: 5PP23- | WEIGHT: 0.0 | AGE: 9 | TRAINER: ALAN KING
Winner of a Novice Chase at Aintree in 2013, Shutthefrontdoor is being firmly targeted at the this year’s Grand National and with back-to-back wins already in the bag this season, odds are shortening quickly.
JOCKEY: UNKNOWN | FORM:12461-1 | WEIGHT: 0.0 | AGE: 7 | TRAINER: JONJO O’NEILL
Grand National winner in 2014 but unlikely to escape the handicappers attention this time round. That extra weight will surely tell in the races final furlongs, although a place might be within reach.
JOCKEY: UNKNOWN | FORM: 27131-0 | WEIGHT: 0.0 | AGE: 11 | TRAINER: DR R NEWLAND
Came second in 2014 and based on that performance you’d expect him to go close again. Despite the short odds each-way punters should still see a profit if they back the King.
JOCKEY: UNKNOWN | FORM: 112-F11 | WEIGHT: 0.0 | AGE: 10 | TRAINER: P. HOBBS
Ridden by A.P. McCoy in the 2014 Grand National Double Seven went close, finishing in third place. Should McCoy choose to ride him again in 2015 it would be a positive signal for punters.
JOCKEY: UNKNOWN | FORM: 11163- | WEIGHT: 0.0 | AGE: 8 | TRAINER: M. BRASSIL
Winner of the 2014 Topham Chase at Aintree, Ma Filleule may just be too young to seriously contend in 2015 especially as his OR is so high he would very nearly carry top weight but a fantastic horse that can’t be overlooked.
JOCKEY: UNKNOWN | FORM:P121-53 | WEIGHT: 0.0 | AGE: 6 | TRAINER: N. HENDERSON
Unseated his jockey in 2014 but previously ran a cracker in 2013 coming third, likely to carrying less weight this time round and that will help his chances.
JOCKEY: UNKNOWN | FORM: 928U- | WEIGHT: 0.0 | AGE: 10 | TRAINER: R. CURTIS
A fair way behind the leaders in 2014 but finished the race in 7th place. Difficult to see him winning it but he could sneak into the places.
JOCKEY: UNKNOWN | FORM: 4157-24 | WEIGHT: 0.0 | AGE: 9 | TRAINER: M. SCUDAMORE
We give each horse a rating based on how closely it matches the past trends and statistics of previous winners.
Unlikely to mount a serious challenge.
Could place with a slice of luck.
A strong eachway chance and could even win it.
For many people the Grand National 2015 will be about the long-shot, that elusive 100/1 winner that will give you a bumper pay day. Nevertheless, it’s worth noting the average odds of the winner horse in the last 20 years is just over 20/1.
Finding a winner in the Grand National is difficult but not impossible. Over the race’s long history, patterns and trends have emerged and these can help us find a horse which statistically has a better chance than most.
Important factors to consider when assessing the runners chances are – age, weight and form. Historically winners have fallen into a narrow band of statistics which should allow you, at the very least, to discount over half of the runners as potential winners. Here’s a few characteristics that many past winners share…
Once you’ve eliminate the horses that don’t fit into the stats you should have a shortlist of potential winners. You can then dig deeper into the horses form and narrow your list down further using factors like jumping ability and performances over similar distances. If that sounds like too much hard work, then try our tips page where we’ve narrowed down the runners for you. Remember Paddy Power is paying up to 5 places on eachway bets, along with a FREE BET offer for new customers.